Welcome to CBE’s Library

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Confucians believe that all virtue begins with adhering to filial piety because practicing filial piety teaches a person how to relate properly to those who are different from them. The patriarchal hierarchy imbedded in Confucianism, however, breaks the original design of harmony through filial piety and results in male dominance. This oppressive tendency is in dire need of the healing power of the gospel seen in women’s role in New Testament household codes.

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Lecture from 2016 international conference "Truth Be Told" in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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How can women embrace the necessary courage to engage in spiritual warfare that will advance Christ’s kingdom?

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How can churches become more effective at hearing what our marginalized sisters are wanting to communicate to us? In this workship, Muted Group Theory (MGT) is presented as a tool for explaining and promoting communication between churches and marginalized women. First, after a brief overview of MGT and its tenets, Linda Lee Smith Barkman looks at how MGT informs gendered communication generally. Then MGT is specifically applied within the micro-differential power dynamics that further complicate communication.

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A common criticism is that gender-accurate Bible translation tactics, such as using "brothers and sisters" instead of "brothers," moves English Bibles away from the teaching, intent, and tone of the biblical authors. This workshop demonstrates that the opposite is true.

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There's Something About Mary (The Mother of Jesus): From Magnificat to Model Disciple

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This recording explores current research on gender differences in achievement motivation and draws implications from this research to the manner in which men and women find their place of service within the church.

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Seeking Justice and Loving Mercy: Gender and Equality in the Bible and our Culture

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